Ready for the World News

Ready for the World Cafe Says Hola! to a Taste of Spain November 21

The Ready for the World Café welcomes diners to Spanish fare on Thursday, November 21, in the UT Visitors Center. The lunch will feature garlic soup, Spanish omelets, Calamares fritos, pork kabobs, and caramel flan. The cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Attendees must reserve tickets in advance by calling 974-6645 or e-mailing rhtm@utk.edu.

Help Develop New Quality Enhancement Plan

The university has started developing its new Quality Enhancement Plan, an important part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaccreditation process. The QEP team has developed five potential topics. Feedback from the campus community will help shape one of these topics into our new QEP.

Ready for the World Cafe Takes Second Tour of Japan November 14

Diners at UT’s Ready for the World Café will savor the flavors of Japan a second time on Thursday, November 14, in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. The lunch consists of edamame, shrimp and smoked octopus salad, salmon teriyaki, and green tea cake. The cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.

Ready for the World Cafe Journeys to Japan November 7

Diners at Ready for the World Café will continue their delectable travels to the Far East with a taste of Japan on Thursday, November 7. The lunch consists of tempura prawns and vegetables, sushi, and red bean ice cream. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.

UT, City of Knoxville to Mark Progress of Pathways in Historic Cemeteries

For almost five years, UT students and faculty have been working with city and county officials, the community, and members of the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville. At 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, they will celebrate the progress of a new “Community Passage,” 1,000 linear feet of pathways constructed throughout Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Ready for the World Cafe Takes Another Tour of France October 31

The Ready for the World Café continues its gastronomical journey with another tour of France at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 31, in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Lunch will feature steak tartare, frisee salad, filet mignon, a cheese course, and an apple tart for dessert. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance purchase of tickets is required.

Ready for the World Cafe Offers Taste of France October 24

UT’s Ready for the World Cafe will venture to France on Thursday, October 24 in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. The menu includes escargots à la Bourguignonne, pate, a dessert course of pots de crème, and much more.

UT Study: Native-like Brain Processing of Second Language Possible in University Students

Along with helping students gain a global perspective, study abroad experiences may give college students a particular kind of advantage in learning another language. Research by Harriet Bowden, an assistant professor of Spanish at UT, indicates that native-like brain processing of a second language is possible for university students.

Leadership Summit on Sustainable Development Set for October 3

The Center for Sustainable Business and Development will host the 2013 Leadership Summit on Sustainable Quality of Life from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, in the John C. Hodges Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. During the event, commissioners from state government will discuss sustainable transportation, agriculture, environment, and business development.

Literature Center to Host Best-Selling, Globetrotting Author Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys, who now lives in Nashville, is a former music industry executive and world traveler who has been knighted by the President of Lithuania. She’s also a best-selling author. Sepetys will be at UT on Tuesday, October 8, to talk about her two best-selling books for young adults. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and the Knox County Public Library.